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about Viñalba

Viñalba is an exciting range of wines which showcases the depth and elegance which Argentina can offer.

Hervé and Diane J.Fabre

Hervé and Diane J.Fabre

Bordeaux winemaker Hervé J. Fabre and his wife Diane, arrived in Argentina in the early 1990s when Malbec was viewed as little more than a blending partner. Seeing the incredible potential of the local terroir, they bought a number of Argentina’s oldest Malbec vineyards (planted in 1908) and built their first winery Bodegas Fabre in Luján de Cuyo, near Mendoza.

Malbec pioneers

In 1992, Herve J. Fabre became the first winemaker to produce a premium single varietal Malbec in Argentina. After identifying a number of different vineyard sites in the Valle de Uco which offered perfect conditions for Malbec and other varieties, Hervé & Diane launched Viñalba in 2007 producing wines which are the most faithful expression of these terroirs. Their Bordeaux background dictates an elegance and subtlety to their wines. It is their partnership which brings Viñalba to life.


Mendoza, Valle de Uco

Our vineyards are nestled between the city of Mendoza and the snow-capped Andes Mountain range.
Most Argentinian wine is produced in the province of Mendoza, but only a few vineyard sites offer such exceptional growing conditions as the Vinalba estate in the Valle de Uco sub-region. With an enviable array of grape varieties, soils and altitudes (from 900 to 1500m above sea level), as well as a very long, dry and mild autumn our vineyards are a winemaker’s paradise. Fast becoming an important, prestigious and highly sought after area, Hervé and Diane have already planted more vineyards in the Gualtallary area of this region.
Wines from Mendoza
The soil was formed by alluvial erosions of The Andes Mountains, creating poor, stony, and calcareous soils, with good drainage and structure. Gualtallary has a great slope stretching from West to East, which carries water coming from rains and frosts, without affecting the natural quality of grapes. The altitude of Gualtallary provides wide temperature ranges and cooling breezes during the ripening period, creating wines with character and personality.

Patagonia, Río Negro

Patagonia is located 700km south of Mendoza and lies on both the Chilean and Argentine sides of the Andes mountains.

Patagonia lies on both the Chilean and Argentine sides of the Andes mountains. The region has gained recognition for its wines from the Río Negro and Neuquen areas on the Argentine side.

Wines from Patagonia
Viñalba vineyards lie between the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean in the Alto Valle of the Río Negro area. Río Negro is the most southerly of Argentina’s wine regions, lying at a latitude of 39 degrees south and has a similar climate to the Northern Rhône in France.
Viñalba’s Patagonian wines tend to have their own distinctive character and strong structure. The Antarctic influences keep the temperatures low but the winds prevent diseases in the vineyards. Patagonia is one of the most premium wine regions in Argentina.